Definitions for attachmentəˈtætʃ mənt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

at•tach•ment*əˈtætʃ mənt(n.)

  1. the act of attaching or the state of being attached.

  2. a feeling that binds one to a person, thing, cause, ideal, or the like; devotion; regard.

  3. something that attaches; a fastening or tie.

  4. an additional or supplementary device:

    attachments for an electric drill.

  5. seizure of property or persons by legal authority, esp. seizure of a defendant's property as security for debt.

    Category: Law

  6. something attached, as a document added to a letter.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

* Syn: See addition.

Origin of attachment:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. attachment, fond regard(noun)

    a feeling of affection for a person or an institution

  2. attachment(noun)

    a supplementary part or accessory

  3. attachment(noun)

    a writ authorizing the seizure of property that may be needed for the payment of a judgment in a judicial proceeding

  4. attachment, bond(noun)

    a connection that fastens things together

  5. attachment, adherence, adhesion(noun)

    faithful support for a cause or political party or religion

    "attachment to a formal agenda"; "adherence to a fat-free diet"; "the adhesion of Seville was decisive"

  6. attachment, affixation(noun)

    the act of attaching or affixing something

  7. fastening, attachment(noun)

    the act of fastening things together

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. attachment(noun)əˈtætʃ mənt

    a computer file sent with email

    to open the attachment

  2. attachmentəˈtætʃ mənt

    an extra part for a piece of equipment

    Attachments are sold separately.

  3. attachmentəˈtætʃ mənt

    a feeling of great affection

    a passionate attachment to his country


  1. attachment(Noun)

    A strong bonding towards or with.

    I have such an attachment towards my fiancu00E9!

  2. attachment(Noun)

    A dependence, especially a strong one.

  3. attachment(Noun)

    A device attached to a piece of equipment or a tool.

  4. attachment(Noun)

    The process or means by which something is physically attached.

  5. attachment(Noun)

    A file sent along with an email.

  6. attachment(Noun)

    Taking a person's property to satisfy a court-ordered debt.

    attachment of earnings

  7. Origin: attachement,

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attachment(noun)

    the act attaching, or state of being attached; close adherence or affection; fidelity; regard; an/ passion of affection that binds a person; as, an attachment to a friend, or to a party

  2. Attachment(noun)

    that by which one thing is attached to another; connection; as, to cut the attachments of a muscle

  3. Attachment(noun)

    something attached; some adjunct attached to an instrument, machine, or other object; as, a sewing machine attachment (i. e., a device attached to a sewing machine to enable it to do special work, as tucking, etc.)

  4. Attachment(noun)

    a seizure or taking into custody by virtue of a legal process

  5. Attachment(noun)

    the writ or percept commanding such seizure or taking

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. attachment

    See attach.

Translations for attachment

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


something extra attached

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